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Turkey Takes Sides: Criticism of Israel is the hallmark of Prime Minister Erdogan’s new Middle East policy — but not all Turks are on board.

Apr 17, 2010 | Comments Off

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s visit to Washington this week to attend the Nuclear Security Summit showed once again that he and the United States are simply not seeing eye to eye. The White House statement following Erdogan’s Tuesday meeting with President Barack Obama stated that the two leaders “affirmed the strategic partnership between their countries” and “discussed their joint interest in achieving the nonproliferation goals of the Summit,” including halting Iran’s development of a nuclear weapon. But this was purely rhetoric: In fact, the two countries are agreeing on little these days.

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